Dahlia Dinnerplate - Lavender Ruffles ( 2 Tuber) Giant Flowers, Great Cut Flowers
Like Labyrinth, Lavender Ruffles blooms with long, slightly shaggy petals reminiscent of a gorgeous tousled head of hair. The coloring encourages you to lean in to fully appreciate the paint brush shading on the petals, little sweeps of deeper shading. Some of the largest blooms we offer, these are 10-12" across.
For "dinnerplates", we use the American Dahlia Society's "Giant or AA" and "Large or A" classifications which are 10+" and 8-10" respectively.
Why Grow Dinnerplate Dahlias?
- Few flowers offer the color and form diversity of dahlias
- Dinnerplate dahlias are garden showgirls; flashy, sensational and thrilling.
- Pinch young plants to produce the biggest blooms
Dahlias are a tender perennial that are vigorous and fast growing. Bulbs must be lifted from the ground in zones 7 and lower. This is an outstanding addition to the flower border or container garden. Dahlias are an old-fashioned favorite and superb, long lasting cut flowers. Flowers bloom first year and add a lovely spot of color in the garden. Heat resistant. Your Dahlias will bloom from mid summer until frost. They are a welcome addition to the garden late in the season when other flowers are fading.
Size: #1 Clump • Hardiness: Tender • Bulb Type: Tuberous Root
Height: 40" • Spacing: 20"
Exposure: Full sun • Bloomtime: Mid Summer-Frost
Foliage: Green • Flower: Deep Purple, 7+" Dinnerplate Blooms
When to Plant Outdoors:
Plant in spring, after the ground warms to about 50º F.
Easy to grow
1. Dig a hole 3-4" deep.
2. Set the tuberous root firmly in place.
3. Cover the tuberous root with soil and water thoroughly.
Planting instructions: Plant Dahlias in well-drained soil in a sunny location. Supply ample moisture and fertilizer during the growing season. When the plant reaches 1-1/2' in height, trim entire plant to 1'. In about two weeks trim the plant again back to about 1-1/2'. This will encourage your Dahlia to produce an abundance of flowers. Remove all spent flowers.